Top Landings

Pilot Avg Landing
Chandler Heath-108.59 ft/min
Pam Bennett-110.91 ft/min
Bryan Borst-114.00 ft/min
Jim Levain-142.00 ft/min
Devin Caliri-157.75 ft/min
Gregory Knuth-159.40 ft/min
William Temple-182.97 ft/min
Paul McCurry-195.43 ft/min
Chris Robison-233.59 ft/min
Jeremy Schwartz-234.88 ft/min
David Henderson-258.35 ft/min
David Kurth-267.33 ft/min
Daniel Boies-275.00 ft/min
Mark Toler-276.79 ft/min
Brian Akers-286.00 ft/min
Ian Place-290.14 ft/min
Chris Schiessl-296.19 ft/min
Thomas Mauger-299.81 ft/min
Ronald Real-321.02 ft/min
David Downey-335.02 ft/min
Jesus Sanchez-349.05 ft/min
James Bishop-359.41 ft/min
Robbie Suwary-495.68 ft/min
Ingo Nickmann-643.85 ft/min

Most Flights

Pilot Flights
Mark Toler3010
Robbie Suwary2293
Devin Caliri1243

Most Hours

Pilot Hours
Robbie Suwary9751.24
Mark Toler6136.09
Devin Caliri3557.13

August Stats

Most Flights Flown:
Chris Schiessl3
Jim Levain2
Chandler Heath1

Most Hours Flown:
Ian Place8
Chris Schiessl5
Jim Levain3

Most Miles Flown:
Ian Place2981
Chris Schiessl1923
Jim Levain980

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Virtual Northwest Airlines is dedicated to providing a unique environment for the advancement of the virtual aviation experience.

Through our mutual efforts, vNWA partners, pilots and staff continually work to ensure that all of our members feel as part of a family of like-minded enthusiasts who work together to simulate the operations of Northwest Airlines as closely as possible by utilizing the same fleet, routes, and hub structure of the airline before it merged.

In doing this, vNWA staff endevour to provide our pilots with all the tools needed to make their experience as enjoyable and realistic as possible.

James Bishop, vNWA CEO

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NASCAR Charters Event 21

Posted by Mark Toler on 08/06/2020


Event #21 of the 2020 NASCAR Season






This weeks Event 21 of the 2020 NASCAR Season we are at 2 different Venues in Detroit Michigan and Elkhart Lake Wisconsin.  Our routes will be out of our main hubs at MSP, DTW, MEM, EHAM, PANC and our NASCAR Hubs at CLT and JQF into Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (KDTW) and General Mitchell Intl. (KMKE). The routes are numbered NWA7000 - NWA7037.  We will have routes between the 2 venues and pilots may fly any route into these airports and get credit as well.


Charters will begin Thursday August 6th and run through Sunday August 9th.  The top 3 pilots with the most routes flown will receive bonus hours and additional bonus hours will be awarded to the pilot with the best landing rate below -100 fpm.


Lets have a good turn out this weekend and get these race fans into these 2 venues for this weekends Event 21 of the 2020 NASCAR Season

Open MIC Night

Posted by Chris Schiessl on 08/06/2020

Open Mic Night! No featured fields, just those who want to staff up their ARTCCs and airports may do so. Sometimes, if you're lucky, you may see the entire US online!

21st Annual Boston Tea Party

Posted by Mark Toler on 08/06/2020


Cheers to 21 Years!

Save the date for the 21st Annual Boston Tea Party presented by Boston Virtual ARTCC!

On Saturday, August 8, our controllers will bring you seven uninterrupted hours of ATC coverage across the entirety of the Boston ARTCC. That includes Boston (KBOS), Bradley (KBDL), Providence (KPVD), Syracuse (KSYR), Portland (KPWM), Albany (KALB), and The Cape.

The event will be from 4-11pm ET (2000-0300Z). Pilots are highly encouraged to read Boston Virtual ARTCC's Letter to Airmen before flying.

During the event, pilots may also participate in Tea Party Poker. Participating pilots can receive virtual poker cards after completing eligible flights. Pilots holding the best hands at the end of the event will have the opportunity to win great prizes from our event sponsors, which in past years have included HiFi, Orbx, RealityXP, Rex Simulations, and Thrustmaster! Rules and participation information are posted on our Tea Party event page.

24-Hours of ATC

Posted by Mark Toler on 08/06/2020


We will be staffing up Seattle with a minimum of Tower, Approach, and Center for 24 hours! Starting at 0700Z (0000 PDT) on August 9, 2020, going to 0659Z (2359 PDT) that night.


Executive Flight Schedules

Posted by Mark Toler on 07/28/2020


For anyone that would like to fly along with vNWA Executives, there are now tentative published schedules of vNWA Executives individual scheduled flights.  These flights and times are tentative and subject to change.  Feel free to contact the Executive for specifics if needed by clicking on the link below (KSTP Hub Website) or visit the KSTP Hub Website from the Hubs Tab at the top of the Homepage of the Website, to see when your Executives may be flying and you can join them.

So check out the schedules and fly with us .

KSTP Hub Website

(click on above link)

(updated 8/4/20)

vNWA Executives

Mark Toler - NWA1964  (8/6/20) 

 Chris Schiessl - NWA1223 (TBA) 

Robbie Suwary - NWA1999 (TBA)

vNWA Hub Tour 2012-2019

Posted by James Bishop on 01/30/2020


 vNWA Hub Tour 2012-2020

 Get to know your fellow pilots, and their airspace. There is no specified time to complete this tour, have fun with it and see what you get upon completion.  Click the Operations tab at the top of the homepage and click on "Tours" to get started. 

Be sure to leave a comment indicating a leg of the Tour when filing your PIREP so we can credit you with each leg of the Tour.


PANC Cargo Operations

Posted by Mark Toler on 11/27/2019






We are pleased that the Anchorage Hub is opened to staff Pilots for our Cargo Operations.  If you would like to transfer from your current hub please send an email to virtualnorthwest@gmail.com .  Be sure to tell you other Flight Sim VA pilot friends that enjoy flying Cargo to come join us at PANC.



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